Carrabba's Italian Grill was founded by Johnny Carrabba and Damian Mandola in Houston, Texas in 1986. The restaurant features hand-prepared family recipes made from the finest ingredients and prepared to order in an exhibition kitchen. The success of Carrabba's led to the popular PBS cooking show Cucina!, starring Carrabba and Mandola, as well as a series of companion cookbooks. There are currently 240 Carrabba's Italian Grill locations around the country.
Offering Italian-inspired cuisine passed down from our founders’ family recipes, Carrabba’s uses only the best ingredients to prepare fresh and handmade dishes cooked to order in a lively exhibition kitchen. Featuring a wood-burning grill inspired by the many tastes of Italy, customers can enjoy signature dishes, including Chicken Bryan, Spiedino di Mare and a fresh twist on an Italian Classic, Wood-grilled Chicken Marsala. Carrabba’s was voted #1 Italian in the 2014 Consumer Picks Survey by Nation’s Restaurant News.
Vegetables in Padella
Carrabba's Vegetables in Padella
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 large mushrooms, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 stalk broccoli florets
1 stalk cauliflower florets
3 to 4 baby carrots
4 strips red bell pepper
1/2 yellow squash, sliced
1/4 zucchini, sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat a cast-iron skillet until very hot.Add olive oil and mushrooms, stirring to coat the mushrooms with the olive oil.Stir in chopped garlic and add remaining vegetables.Season with salt and pepper and allow vegetables to obtain a crusty finish before turning. Serve hot.
This is such an easy recipe and can be doubled or tripled by just adding more olive oil and garlic. Use whatever seasonal vegetables you have on hand to make a great side dish for any meal.